M8AUDIO LAUNCHES IN OZ
Australian loudspeaker manufacturer M8audio has released a new loudspeaker called the ‘Sweet Maxwell’, a two-way bookshelf design named in honour of James Clerk Maxwell, who formulated the classical theory of electromagnetic radiation. The M8audio Sweet Maxwell has a Beryllium tweeter and a bass/midrange driver with a cone made of Egyptian papyrus.
The M8audio Sweet Maxwell’s bass/midrange driver is rated with a diameter of 187mm and its Egyptian papyrus cone is powered by a neodymium magnet structure contained within a cast aluminium chassis. ‘ This driver is substantially larger than the norm for a two-way design, and contributes to the very satisfying bass, while still achieving superior midrange resolution and presence,’ said Mark Thomsen, the founder of M8audio. ‘ The low damping rubber surround and advanced BIMAX spider maintain great linearity, ensuring every musical detail is preserved, even at very low listening levels. The newly-developed diaphragm is made with Egyptian Papyrus fibres, resulting in a uniquely natural and pleasing sound signature, yet preserving the details and dynamics typically only found in hard cone materials.’ The tweeter has a 29mm diameter pure beryllium diaphragm driven by a CCAW voice coil that M8audio claims delivers near-pistonic behaviour to beyond 40kHz. It, too, uses a neodymium motor with a shallow flow magnet design to optimise rear chamber coupling and dual copper implants to minimise and linearise inductance. The Sweet Maxwell’s crossover network uses high-quality components including edge-wound baked air-core inductors, and polypropylene and Alumen-Z capacitors, to give a crossover frequency of 1.5kHz. ‘ The new Alumen-Z capacitors were incorporated for their phenomenal transparency combined with an unusual fatigue-free ease of listening that is quite unique to this high-performance capacitor,’ said Thomsen.
M8audio specifies the Sweet Maxwell’s frequency response as 47Hz– 40kHz ±3dB and its efficiency as 86dBSPL (2.83V/1m). The nominal impedance is 6 , with a minimum of 4.2 at 135Hz. Available now for $6,500 per pair in Satin White or Tasmanian Blackwood finishes, the M8audio Sweet Maxwell is only available factory-direct from M8audio, via its website. ‘ We have decided to embrace the brave new world and are in the factory/internet direct category,’ said Thomsen. ‘ But unlike all other factory/direct loudspeaker manufacturers we offer a 30-day trial which includes free shipping both ways.’
For further information, please contact M8audio on (04) 3232 2807 or visit the website at email@example.com